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The news is finally out: CGTrader has raised $9.5M in funding

February 25th, 2021

The news is finally out: CGTrader has raised $9.5M in funding

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have secured $9.5M in series B funding and welcomed Ex-Rovio CEO Mikael Hed as our Board Chairman. Michael Hed is best known for taking the Finnish entertainment company Rovio from a small mobile games startup to a global entertainment company with its Angry Birds phenomenon. We’re looking forward to applying those global scaling lessons to our products.

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CGTrader is Already 3 Million Big!

September 30th, 2020

CGTrader is Already 3 Million Big!

It’s official - CGTrader 3D community has already reached 3 million registered users milestone. We’re so glad that our ranks are growing so rapidly - just a year ago we celebrated 2 million of CGTraders!

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#NRF2020: CGTrader and Leading Online Retailer OTTO to Present Strategies and Solutions to Bring In-Store Shopping  Experiences to e-Commerce

December 23rd, 2019

#NRF2020: CGTrader and Leading Online Retailer OTTO to Present Strategies and Solutions to Bring In-Store Shopping Experiences to e-Commerce

At NRF 2020 (Expo, Stand 1438; #NRF2020), a leading global provider of 3D Visualization and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for Retail, CGTrader, will demonstrate its latest developments to bring in-store shopping experiences to online shoppers. CGTrader will present the transformational impact interactive 360° product views, AR and other 3D product experiences are having on buyer engagement and sales performance. The impact of 3D Visualization on retail will be further exemplified by one of the world’s largest e-Commerce businesses, OTTO, which will co-present with CGTrader in the NRF 2020 Exhibitor Big Ideas speaker track.

Big Ideas Presentation on 3D Visualization for Retail – Stage 3, Expo, Level 1;
January 12, 3:15 – 3:45 pm

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One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

October 3rd, 2019

One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

The new feature film “Dauntless – the Battle of Midway” was created using 150 different stock 3D models purchased from the CGTrader Marketplace – saving an estimated one million US dollars in production costs. This is truly remarkable example of the advantages of using photorealistic stock 3D content in film and animation production.

Michael Swack from the CGTrader Blog caught up with Bayou Pictures owner and VFX producer Mike Phillips in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2019 to discuss the role 3D content played in the film.

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Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

July 28th, 2019

Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

CGTrader’s Marketplace platform, with its community of over two million users and highly-skilled 3D designers, offers numerous advantages to the entertainment industry -- gaming, animation, augmented and virtual reality, and other emerging technologies – through its high-quality stock and custom 3D models. First, there are significant time and cost savings. Second, such savings result in reduced time-to-market for producers. Third, in-house designers can free up their time to focus on other design elements that may need greater specialization. And more.

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